I was really happy when…

I can't remember now

All my thoughts have slurred

As if I were drunk

But the reality is

I can never remember anything

I see the people

I used to love

I know nothing of who they are

Where they come from

Did I know them once before?

Dragging myself through a dark nonexistence

Only to find

That there was never light at the end of the tunnel

I see the pain in their eyes

When I don't remember them

They feel like no one cares

Or remembers

They've been


Entered in the 2003-2004 Reflections Contest

"I wrote this because I have had to experience the pain of having a family member suffer from Alzheimer's."